Walk | Solitude Park
A walk through Solitude Park with explanations on the significance, preservation and maintenance of the historic garden as part of the Architecture Week Basel.
Free admission, booking required, in German
Today's Solitude Park with Paul Sacher-Anlage was built in the early 19th century as a private summer residence, «Sommerfrische» for the Hoffmann-Preiswerk family high above the Rhine amidst gardens and vineyards outside of Basel. In 1924 the park was sold to the city of Basel. The romantic landscape garden based on the English example underwent adaptations and changes over time, not least through the construction of bridges and the Museum Tinguely in 1996. Age, traces of use and climate change are visible today in the overall appearance of the park. A specifically created handbook is intended to ensure the sustainable maintenance and development of this and other historic parks.
Susanne Winkler, Landscape Architect, department Gartendenkmalpflege, Stadtgärtnerei Basel
Meeting point: At the museum entrance
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